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Accolades for Forgeron Cellars

"Hedonista" Reviews Woodinville Tasting Room Grand Opening

Self-proclaimed "Hedonista" Jacqueline Pruner extolls the virtues of Forgeron's food-friendly wines in her Pacific Northwest-centric, online lifestyle blogazine, Heed the Hedonist.

The following is an excerpt from Heed the Hedonist, an online lifestyle blogazine that explores life's simple pleasures in the Pacific Northwest by Jacqueline Pruner. To view the article in full, click here.

"Your Hedonista recently attended an industry night at the shared space of Patit Creek Cellars and now Forgeron Cellars (formerly Patit Creek and Challenger Ridge Winery & Vineyards; Patit Creek has since moved into the former Challenger Ridge space, with Forgeron Cellars now the new occupants of the former Patit Creek space). In addition to the dual tasting room experience, they also have a garage space that they've renovated nicely to hold large events of up to 70 enophiles."

"Some of my personal highlights, from left to right: a bottle of their 2010 Chardonnay "Vigneron Select" ($25); their 2010 Late Harvest Riesling ($19 per bottle); and their 2008 Petite Sirah ($30)."

"While at this event, I tasted through their offerings, 2 of which are available only at the Woodinville tasting room: their 2008 Petite Sirah ($30) and their 2008 Syrah ($46). The Petite Sirah hails from the Columbia Valley and is all rose petals and spices that turn into dark chocolate and fruit; they made only 67 cases of this one. The Syrah is from Les Collines Vineyard and is all black pepper and smoked meats (think of pairing it with gypsy sausage, here); only 114 cases were made."

"...Did I mention that their reds go really well with lamb?"